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Rural ISP Director Says Report Gives False Impression

August 3, 2018View for printing

Dale Merten runs a small telephone and internet service provider in rural Washington state. He's bullish on broadband but not as keen about the methodology of an internet speed study published in the Daily Yonder.

Merten said it is invalid to compare the two datasets because they report different things. FCC Form 477 reports the fastest speed a consumer could purchase. The M-Lab data reports the speed users actually obtain.

By Tim Marema ... 8/03/26854/
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